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Suicide bombers kill 6 outside court in northwest Pakistan

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:13:35 GMT2017-02-21T11:13:35Z

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- A group of suicide bombers with grenades and assault rifles struck outside a courthouse in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing six people in an attack claimed by a Taliban splinter group....



Pakistani women take key first step in rugby sevens debut

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:40:24 GMT2017-02-20T19:40:24Z

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- They won only once at the Asian Women's Rugby Sevens in Laos last weekend but for the Pakistan women it was a dream debut at an international event....



Pakistan Super League final stays in Lahore, says Sethi

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:16:45 GMT2017-02-20T12:16:45Z

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- The Pakistan Super League final will be played in the city of Lahore next month despite a recent attack there which killed at least 13 people....



Afridi retires from international cricket

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:24:18 GMT2017-02-20T08:24:18Z

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi says he has quit international cricket and will focus on playing Pakistan Super League for the next two years....



Avalanche kills 7 in Pakistan's north

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:32:00 GMT2017-02-19T17:32:00Z

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- A local government official says an avalanche has killed seven people in northern Pakistan....



PCB gives Sharjeel and Latif 14 days to reply to charges

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:17:36 GMT2017-02-18T15:17:36Z

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- The Pakistan Cricket Board has given Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif 14 days to respond to charges of violating its anti-corruption code in the Pakistan Super League....



The Latest: Pakistani ambassador summoned by Afghanistan

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 09:17:02 GMT2017-02-18T09:17:02Z

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- The Latest on developments in Pakistan (all times local):...



Major militant attacks in Pakistan over the past 3 years

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:49:20 GMT2017-02-17T11:49:20Z

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Militant attacks in Pakistan have killed hundreds of people over the past three years, including many women and children. On Friday, security forces carried out sweeping raids, gunning down and arresting dozens, a day after a massive suicide bombing killed 88 worshippers at a Sufi shrine in the country's south....



PSL to offer franchises fresh player draft on Feb. 22

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 08:14:18 GMT2017-02-15T08:14:18Z

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- The Pakistan Super League will give franchises the option to draft new players in case contracted international stars opt out of the March 5 final at Lahore due to security reasons....



Rights group says Pakistan forcing Afghan refugees home

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 05:53:12 GMT2017-02-13T05:53:12Z

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- In a scathing indictment of Pakistan's treatment of Afghan refugees, a human rights group charged Monday that the country is forcing hundreds of thousands of Afghan refugees back to their homeland, which is still beset by war and crushing poverty. It also said that a $400 stipend the United Nations refugee agency gives to refugees who return to Afghanistan is tantamount to a bribe to convince reluctant Afghans to leave Pakistan....